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MS. Lat. th. c. 28

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


Ralph of Flaix, Commentary on the Pauline epistles
Incipit: || [Rom.1.18] ita super omnem iniusticiam.

Here anonymous. The end of Rom. (fol.29va) corresponds with Stegmüller, Rep.bibl. 7099. There follow (fol.29va) I Cor., 7100; (fol.30ra) 2 Cor., 7101; (fol.69vb) Gal., 7102; (fol.83vb) Philipp., 7104; (fol.92rb) Coloss., 7105; (fol.104rb) Ephes., 7103, but ends: in incorruptionen i.e. pro assequenda eterna et incorruptibili hereditate ubi omnes sancti cum eo incorruptibiles, immortales et impassibiles manubunt. Amen. i.e. verum est totum quod vobis dieo; (fol.115ra) I Thess., 7106; (fol.121rb) 2 Thess., 7107, but ends: salutacionem finit as Paris lat.657; (fol.126ra) 1 Tim., 7109; (fol.130va) 2 Tim., 8500; (fol.135rv) Tit., 7118; (fol.137va) Hebr., 7113, ends incomplete at x.12: in sempitornum non reversurus ut iterum. From the end of 2 These. to Hebr. our MS. appears to be close to Paris lat.657, for which see Landgraf, Rech. Theol. anc. et med. 8 (1936), 345–7. In the margin of fol.111v is: Godfridus super Epistolas Pauli (16th cent.), which may perhaps represent an ascription at the beg. or end of the MS. Apart from the losses at beg: and end, leaves are lost from the middle of certain quires: between fol.17 and 18 (Rom.viii.29–ix.14), 31 and 32 (I Cor.i.26–iii.9), 37 and 38 (I Cor.vi.17–ix.1), 43 and 44 (I Cor.xi.26–xii.26), 88 and 89 (Phil.ii.17–iii.14), 118 and 119 (1 Thess.iii.6–iv.14).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: [lost]
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 150 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 335 × 215 mm.
Dimensions (written): 245 × 150 mm.


1(8) (1–2 lost), 2(8), 3(8) (4–5 lost), 4(8), 5(8) (4–5 lost), 6(8) (4–5 lost), 7(8) (4–5 lost), 8(8)–12(8), 13(8) (3 lost), 14(8)–16(8), 17(8) (4–5 lost), 18(8)–20(8), 21(8) (5–8 lost); first quire with catchwords; rest numbered II to XIX


2 cols. of 45 lines


Plain red, green and blue initials.


17th-cent. vellum binding.


Origin: 12th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Edmunds Felton hunc possidet librum (fol.24), 16th cent.; the names of Edmund and George Felton are written in the margins at fol.24, 35v, 44v, etc. They can be identified as Edmund (d.1542) and his son, George, of Pentlow, Essex (Proc. Suffolk Inst. of Archaol. iv.53).

On fol.21 (erased) is: ‘Thys byll made the seconde daye of September in the yere of our lorde cccccxlv that I Thomas ...... tayler of Cavindyshe in the counte of Suffoke have resevyd of John Geffray in the counte of the said’, and on fol.82v, ‘Thomas Sewell of .... saye yn the counte of Suffok hathe reseavyd of John Cark of Stradsell yn the conte of the same xs ..... whete the pryse vi li. and a marke sterlinge’. A John Geffery and a Thomas Sewell appear in the Subsidy return of 1524 (Suffolk Green Books X, 1910) at Glemsford and Otley. These places, and Straddishall and Cavendish and Pentlow, are not far from Bury St. Edmunds.

Rt. Hon. Lord Tollemache, Helmingham Hall, Suffolk (with shelfmark-label), his sale at Sotheby's 14 June 1965, lot 6, bought by Quaritch for £260.

Given by N. R. Ker, 1965.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.